Sound — 10
The sound on this album is amazing. The acoustic, the samples, the vocals, everything about this album is amazing. It really shows how much slipknot have matured. Coreys vocals and lyrics have definetly improved, joeys drumming is just as good as it's ever been and in songs like predule 3.0 it shows that joey can do other drumming than mental, fast pace, mental drumming which i like, and the solos are amazing too they are not what you would exspect from Slipknot but they are great.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are incredible especially in welcome and three nil. One thing concerned me about the lyrics in three nil, when he say's 'millions of people lined up for miles to see the great big mouth shut up and apologize' it made me think that maybe this is coreys clever way of saying that this is gonna be the last Slipknot album. But overall the lyrics are definetly more complex and diabolic compared the the other albums much more mature.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is pure genius, the band should be proud. After hearing this album i just don't wanna stop, Slipknot have definelty made a good impression on me and any true maggot (Slipknot fan) should love this album too. It shows just how great slipknot really are. If you ain't got it get it if you ain't got the money find a way or download it it's worth every penny or every single second of time you put into it stay.